Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day 245 - This day in legal and military history

September 2

WORLD Beard Day

INTERNATIONAL Bacon Day [Saturday before Labor Day]

INTERNATIONAL Turkey Vulture Day 


NATIONAL Calendar Adjustment Day

Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history

1666 The Great Fire of London, which devastates the city, begins

1789 The Treasury Department, headed by Alexander Hamilton, is created in New York City

1859 A solar super storm affects electrical telegraph service

1901 Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair

1912 Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America

1944 Anne Frank is sent to Auschwitz

1945 Japan signs the document of surrender aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II

1945 Vietnam declares its independence and Nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh proclaims himself its first president

1963 The US gets its first half-hour TV weeknight national news broadcast when CBS Evening News expands from 15 to 30 minutes

1992 The US and Russia agree to a joint venture to build a space station

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